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"3 Days in the Desert" (Binary Triplet, Inc.)

Reviewed by Keith Guillotine

Vine is a new band out of California. Their music is a kind of eclectic modern rock style with a jazz background. Not what I would consider hard rock. More like Tom Petty than Tom Araya. In fact, it's kind of a Tom Petty crossed with the Red Hot Chili Peppers sound, if you can imagine that.
But these guys do have a lot of musical talent. Don't ask me why, but listening to this CD reminded me of the 1960's Height/Asbury days when times were mellow. Most of these songs should be listened to in a Starbucks coffee house. Don't get me wrong, the music is good. It's just that I like my music with a little harder edge. If you stretched things a bit, you might be able to call some of Vine's songs hard rock, but even the hardest are nowhere near metal.

Vine is: Patrick Thompson-vocals, guitars, bass, drums; Greg Git-vocals, percussion, turntables; and Jay Gore-guitars. Additional musicians on this CD are: Francis DiCosmo, Rico DiCosmo, Dave
Heidegger, Ed Instead, Tony Green, Jimmy King, and Gota Yashiki.By the way, the album was produced by band member Patrick Thompson.

For further information go to or visit their record label at

Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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